Rustic artwork….. kind of came about by accident. I had purchased an old painting on canvas from a rummage sale awhile ago. It was a little beat-up and definitely not something I’d normally hang up. So, I decided to paint over it. Sounds a little dodgy, doesn’t it? Painting over some other artwork is rather odd to say the least but it was a “commercial” piece of work and although the painting was in rough shape, the canvas and frame were in good condition.
In keeping with the theme I was currently working on (black bears) I decided to keep it simple and see how a bear silhouette looked on canvas. With a little texture and gobs of paint, it turned out rather nice (IMO).
Now this painting technique has really seemed to capture my attention. They’re FUN! I recently finished 7 more paintings (this time on canvas-board) using the same basic style. Ok…. “officially” finished 4. There is a trio of black bears with different backgrounds that I’m not positive are finished yet.
These are all available in my Etsy shop now. http://www.etsy.com/shop/brambleoak?section_id=7215421
Back to the paint for me now… working on some watercolors today.